Manchester United youngster Luke Shaw has told his frustrated teammates to step up against rivals Arsenal this weekend, reports the Standard.
With the Red Devils enduring quite the injury crisis, a number Lois van Gaal's squad players look set to feature against the Gunners on Saturday, and now Shaw has insisted that they must take their chance in the side.
Ready to shine
Shaw, who joined Manchester United from Southampton this past summer, has made a steady start to his Old Trafford career and will be desperate to prove his credentials once again at the Emirates.
And he's insisted that, despite the injury problems, his teammates will be ready for Saturday's challenge, as they go in search of climbing the league table.
Speaking to reporters, the England international said: “I think it’s time for people to step up. The players who are not getting game time, who are frustrated on the bench, can come in for a massive game like Arsenal that everyone will want to play in.
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“We know we’ve picked up a lot of injuries, especially in defence, where it’s always changing each time.
“We’ve obviously picked up another injury with Daley Blind, but we’ve got to deal with that and try to get around this week and go firing into the Arsenal game.
“Everyone will be working hard and focusing on this weekend and come Saturday, we’ll be ready to go.”
Three points required
And there's no doubt about it, the Manchester United players will be desperate to leave north London with all three points this weekend. After an inconsistent start to the Premier League season, the Old Trafford outfit will be determined to find their best form over the coming months.
In fact, if Van Gaal's side can secure all three points on Saturday, then they will move ahead of the Gunners in England's elite division. They will have to do it, though, without Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao, who has been ruled out of action for the next two weeks.
It's likely that captain Wayne Rooney will partner former Arsenal man Robin van Persie in attack, whilst the likes of Angel di Maria, Juan Mata and Co. will be hoping to shine.